Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta is launching a new partnership with Marathon Venture Capital, with the aim of further developing advanced start-ups, which have secured significant funding and are active in the B2B Enterprise sector.
Specifically, as part of the partnership, Microsoft will include in the “Microsoft for Startups” program, scaleups, at the suggestion of Marathon VC, to provide them with access to technology, technical guidance and business development support worldwide. In addition, Microsoft will provide training in cloud computing and application development, and will have experienced executives who wish to provide consulting guidance to companies involved in the program.
Marathon Venture Capital is the most important fund for technology startups in Greece and manages funds totaling 100 million euros. Its investments include Netdata, Hack The Box, Cube RM, Lenses, Causaly and Learnworlds, while its partners have been founders or initial investors in companies such as Taxibeat and Workable.
Expanding the circle of startups
With the new collaboration, Microsoft Greece will expand the circle of startups, but also the overall dynamics of the “Microsoft for Startups” program. Already, in one year of the program, eighteen start-ups have benefitted from the Program and received comprehensive support, aiming at their extroversion and international development.
On the occasion of the new collaboration, Albertos Bourlas, Sales Manager of Microsoft Business Partners in Greece, Cyprus and Malta, said: “Strengthening the innovation ecosystem in the country goes through synergies that multiply the positive impact of . In start-up, access to services, consulting guidance and technical training are just as important as financing. Our cooperation with Marathon VC creates a complete framework for the acceleration and scale up of the beneficial startups “.
Panos Papadopoulos, co-founder of Marathon VC, noted: “Our goal is to support companies that create B2B solutions for the global market and especially for companies that belong to the Global 2000 list. These solutions always coexist or are built on Microsoft products. so even the closest cooperation with her is a natural consequence. Several of our companies have already reaped significant benefits from their partnership with Microsoft, and we look forward to accelerating it, aiming for even greater success.”
The cooperation comes at a time when Microsoft Greece, Cyprus and Malta are taking initiatives under the “GR for Growth”, the initiative aimed at accelerating the digital transition in the country and enhancing innovation, as a vehicle for creating business growth and strengthening opportunities. of brain gain.